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Messier M97 - Owl Nebula

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M97, also known as the Owl Nebula, is located in the constellation Ursa Major, and is best viewed during Late Spring. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Owl Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. Planetary Nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 3587
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 12
      1. Size:
      2. 3.4x3.3'
      1. RA:
      2. 11h 14.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. 55 1'
      1. Season:
      2. Late Spring

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